Weekend Writing Prompt — Silhouette

9b3ea54b-1f96-45e2-b780-612184fc439eI see your silhouette against the window. You look so sophisticated with your cigarette in its long holder and your glass of champagne. You excude glamour and confidence. You stand so tall, straight, and self-assured. Surely you are a goddess.

Dare I, a mere mortal man, approach you? Shall I ask your name? Take your hand? Kiss your lips?

No. You probably have cigarette breath.

(Exactly 65 words)


9925994D-A8F1-495B-8CDE-F758884E89B0.jpegWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “silhouette” in exactly 65 words.

Sunday Photo Fiction — Enjoy the View

a5f62dd9-e447-4649-9816-1fb0665af5d6“It’s exquisite, isn’t it?” Anna said.

Hearing no response from her boyfriend, she repeated her question. “The view of the city from here, it’s stunning, don’t you think?”

Still no response. “Earth to Michael,” she said. “Come in, come in.”

Michael turned to Anna. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I was lost in thought.”

“Let me guess,” Anna said. “It’s a beautiful day and you can’t stop obsessing about that moron who believes he’s a legend in his own mind.”

“I just can’t get over the inane things that he says and tweets,” Michael said. “He’s crazy. Shutting down the government over his stupid border wall. His constant lies, his detrimental actions. I can’t inderstand why Mueller hasn’t been able to wrap up his investigation in a more timely manner. It’s clear to anyone with half a brain and who isn’t living in a cave that Trump is guilty as shit of colluding with the Russians, of obstruction justice, and of being a total charlatan.”

“It’s Sunday, Michael,” Anna said. “You have to give it a rest before you make yourself sick. Let’s go get some mussels and wash them down with a pitcher of beer.”

“You’re right. Let’s enjoy the food and the view.”

(198 words)


Written for Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Also written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (exquisite), Your Daily Word Prompt (lost), Nova’s Daily Random Word (legend), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (inane), Daily Addictions (border), Ragtag Daily Prompt (timely), and Michael’s Writing Prompts (cave).

JusJoJan — It’s a Secret

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I have a secret

Something no one else knows

It’s something undiscovered

Something I will never disclose

If you knew my secret

With others you might share

I can’t allow that to happen

I can’t talk about my affair

Oops

Dammit


Written for the Just Jot It January from Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt, “undiscovered,” was suggested by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith. HERE is her most recent post.

Song Lyric Sunday — It’s a Laugh

Jim Adams, our guest host for Song Lyric Sunday chose “laugh/laughter/laughing” as this week’s theme. For better or worse, Jim then proceeded to suggest about a dozen or so songs for us to use for this theme. Not wanting to use one of his suggested songs, I had to think long and hard about a song not on his list for my post. Fortunately for me, one finally came to mind. The Daryl Hall @ John Oates song, “It’s a Laugh.”

Written by Daryl Hall, “It’s a Laugh” was the biggest hit from the duo’s seventh studio album, Along the Red Ledge, which was released in August 1978. “It’s a Laugh” was the biggest hit single on that album, reaching number 20 on the U.S. charts.

The song is one of the more bitter breakup songs of its era. A dumped boyfriend dismisses his relationship with his ex as nothing of significance, even as a joke.

Hall claims that the song is one of his favorite songs that he ever wrote. He said that it is dripping with irony. It was written after he was pretty hurt in a situation, but looking back at it, he said he relates to one particular line that repeats throughout the song. It goes, “It’s so stupid that I gotta laugh.”

Here are the lyrics to “It’s a Laugh.”

You must be thinkin’ something
But you ain’t sayin’ nothing
You remember me
I used to be your boyfriend

There ain’t no point in reason
It only gets defensive
Why should we ruin the purity of the moment

It’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid I gotta laugh
And the funny thing is everyone thought
We were forever

It’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid that I gotta laugh
And the other thing is I really thought
That we were special

Maybe I should feel guilty
Is that the American way
But I just look at myself
As if I were above me

You must be thinkin’ something
But you ain’t saying nothing
You remember me, I have been here always

It’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid I gotta laugh
And the funny thing is everyone thought
We were forever

It’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid I gotta laugh
And the other thing is I really thought
We were special, we were forever

It’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid I gotta laugh
And the funny thing is everyone thought
We were forever

It’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid I gotta laugh
And the other thing is I really thought
That we were special

So strange but it’s a laugh, what a laugh
It’s so stupid I gotta laugh
And the other thing is everyone thought
We were forever

FOWC with Fandango — Inane

FOWCWelcome to January 13, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “inane.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.